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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians? Charles Spurgeon was a very effective Baptist evangelical Pastor, whose preaching brought thousands to repentance and faith in the ...
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Was Jesus sent to the Earth so people could commit sin and lead sinful lifestyles yet still go to Heaven?

Was Jesus sent to the Earth so people could commit sin and lead sinful lifestyles yet still go to Heaven? According to the Bible, the answer seems to be a clear and resounding "No". ...
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In Reformed theology, what exactly does the doctrine of "limited atonement" actually assert?

For any of the so-called five points of Calvinism, it is usually best and clearest to go to their original expression in the Canons of Dort. In the 17th century, the followers of Arminius promulgated ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

I would first draw attention to the Parable of the Sower in Matthew, where Jesus equates the bird that snatches the seed (the gospel) to the evil one, which is Satan. When anyone hears the word of ...
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If saving faith in Christ is a God-given gift, what prevents God from giving this gift to everyone?

The faith that saves can be available to anyone: The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some people understand slowness, but is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to perish, but ...
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If saving faith in Christ is a God-given gift, what prevents God from giving this gift to everyone?

"If saving faith in Christ is a God-given gift, what prevents God from giving this gift to everyone?" Nothing from God's end. It is offered to all. The limiting factor is us. The sin of ...
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Is there scripture stating we will realize an unmistakable event or experience immediately upon salvation during God's Ephesians 3:2 "age of grace"?

Those saved by Jesus have crossed over from death unto life. Not only does common sense tell us that such an extreme change should be experienced but the New Testamant is also quite clear on this ...
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Are there any texts from the Bible that summarize the Gospel?

Yes! 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, vs2, by which also you are saved, if you hold ...
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Which Christian Churches or Denominations subscribe to sacerdotalism as essential?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints endorses this doctrine, however they do not call it sacerdotalism. The Book of Mormon, regarded as canon among the church, makes the assertion (among ...
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According to Christians not affiliated with the LDS Church, is the LDS doctrine of salvation inconsistent with the Bible?

As a Christian not affiliated with the LDS, and having spent over 40 years studying the Christian doctrine of salvation as explained in the Bible, there is one immense, inconsistent difference with ...
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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

(I'm taking "Protestant" to mean "not Catholic and not Orthodox"...not all who fall into the latter accept the former title.) Some (certainly not all) Protestants believe in "...
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What Are the Way of Repentance and the Way of Eternal Life?

I confess I’ve never heard the expression “the way of repentance” but the Bible has plenty to say about the way of salvation that leads to eternal life. However, eternal life is a free and undeserved ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus? The short answer is yes. It is all too clear that the ...
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What insights can be derived from the Protoevangelium regarding God's plan of Salvation, specifically in relation to the concept of election?

Answering as a Christian who believes in God's sovereign election as to salvation, here are just a few points in answer to the question, as the subject is too vast to delve into here. Genesis 3:15 ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

This is all I could glean from "scholarly sources" about this matter. First, under the heading "Biblical Concept of Salvation", this Catholic source shows a change in view after ...
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Are there Christian denominations that expect Jesus to respect denominationalism in the final judgement?

There are quite a few denominations that like to hedge their bets when it comes to declaring their view on the basis of the final judgment, and any link to active membership of their own denomination. ...
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Are there any texts from the Bible that summarize the Gospel?

In addition to the 1st Corinthian verses already quoted, here are some from 2nd Corinthians: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath ...
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Which Christian Churches or Denominations subscribe to sacerdotalism as essential?

Which Christian Churches or Denominations subscribe to sacerdotalism as essential? The Catholic Church, the Orthodox Churches (both Eastern and Oriental), the Anglican Church and the Assyrian Church ...
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Can a Christian be called but not chosen?

Every true Christian has been called and chosen. (But the example of Judas Iscariot is a warning to us all to make our calling and election sure.) There is a general call and an effectual call. Many ...
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According to Christians not affiliated with the LDS Church, is the LDS doctrine of salvation inconsistent with the Bible?

The following are taken from the top voted answer to the question: According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved? We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, ...
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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

No! I'm already way ahead of those that are going to challenge me on this by asking, "How do you know?" According to Joseph's Smith's first vision he stated that God the Father and the Son ...
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How is the crucifixion just?

The question is addressed and fully answered by Paul the apostle in Romans Chapter Three : 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the ...
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What is apostasy (John 15) in Lutheranism?

To add to what has already been stated the interpretive key to the Lutheran Confessions, in answer to this question, is how Martin Luther once wrote in a letter to Melanchthon: If you are a preacher ...
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What did the early Church Fathers (pre-Nicea A.D. 325) have to say about faith, baptism and if it is the act of baptism that saves?

They said an awful lot - far too much to detail here! One way of finding an answer is to read explanations from official Catholic sources as to developing changes regarding the connection between ...
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In Reformed theology, what exactly does the doctrine of "limited atonement" actually assert?

Your question is about the statement that "Christ did not die for everyone" in the typical Reformed doctrine of Particular Redemption. Although you list 5 complex points in 5 paragraphs, the ...
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How to refute the argument that is is possible to be saved without Jesus and do apologetics for it

Part 1 If I understand correctly your two points, they can be worded as follows Because there was an Old Covenant, there is no need to be saved by confessing faith in Jesus Christ, and Christianity ...
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Is it possible to be a worshiper of the true God without being reached/evangelized?

Is it possible for a human being to become a true worshiper of God by inferring His existence based solely on natural theology? Yes. But then he/she wouldn't know how to properly worship this God ...
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Is it possible to be a worshiper of the true God without being reached/evangelized?

God has many ways and means of "reaching" people. Christians doing evangelising (as per Christ's commission in Matthew 28) certainly reach many people in a myriad of ways, yet "The Lord'...
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If saving faith in Christ is a God-given gift, what prevents God from giving this gift to everyone?

There are essentially two answers depending on one's religion and beliefs about God. Predestination; or Faith and effort are required to receive and apply the gift. In brief, we either have no power ...
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If saving faith in Christ is a God-given gift, what prevents God from giving this gift to everyone?

Roadblocks and Obstacles There are too many verses in the Bible that emphasize whosoever will may come, and that God is not willing that any should perish, to doubt God's love for His creation. (Acts ...
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